Former presidential adviser on religious affairs the Reverend Billy Gama on Wednesday sustained injuries after his vehicle overturned three times along the Robert Mugabe Highway while travelling from Mulanje to Blantyre.
Gama, who is moderator of Mulanje Mission CCAP, was travelling in a Nissan X-Trail, when his driver lost control as he negotiated a bend.
CCAP Blantyre Synod deputy general secretary the Reverend Moyenda Kanjerwa told The Nation on Thursday that the accident occurred at a place called Malowa in Chiradzulu District at around 1pm.
Said Kanjerwa: “The Reverend sustained head and chest injuries and has bruises in the face.”
Gama is currently admitted to Blantyre Adventist Hospital while his driver, who has an open fracture on his right leg, is at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.
Soon after the accident, the two were rushed to the nearby St Joseph’s Hospital at Nguludi in Chiradzulu from where they were referred to the Blantyre health facilities for advanced treatment.
Gama came into the limelight when he was a member of the once popular but defunct Mgwirizano Grand Coalition of opposition political parties in 2004.
He was later appointed by former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika as his adviser on religious affairs.